By Tim Watson
So one thing that is missing – why should I buy this bike? For the money I could get a pretty sweet custom built cafe….
To show off to all your rich friends.
Your comment has been nominated for best explanation of purpose for this motorcycle.
Or you could get a new car, and a new MC of your choice, and a 50″ LCD/LED 3D TV, and order Pizza. Probably have money left over to buy some new kit as well.
I’m not sold on this, what kind of pizza are we talking about?
It was capitalized, so I think good pizza.
Ah, fancy pizza. I’m a pizza connoisseur (had to goggle spelling) and recommend slightly spicy pepperoni and fresh slightly tangy pineapple with a selection of cheeses a good slightly sweet tomato sauce all on a flavorful crust. It is best if all ingredients complement each other while adding a slight flavor that is all their own.
If people are squeamish about the pepperoni and pineapple combination I recommend a good sausage that is similar in spice to the pepperoni.
Instead of pepperoni, maybe german sausage, you know, for the irony?
This is almost my favorite pizza. I add black olives to the pepperoni and pineapple.
The spicy/salty/sweet combo is pizza nirvana.
How can a bike that expensive look so cheap? I lol’ed at the seat cowl.
Someone was complaining about a short 2 page article this morning, so RA created this one with 3 pages. In your face, whiner!
An engine from Volkswagen?
I was wondering the same until I saw the Gore has a displacement of about 1200cc. As far as I know the smallest VR6 from VW was 2.8L, or roughly 2800cc. I also think VW’s VR6 is a 4 cam, but I’m not sure on that. I am curious about the Horex patent though and what makes this engine so special that it even qualified for one. Being that patent are only legal binding in the country they are acquired in it makes me wonder if Hired only applied for one so they could brag about having one.
Apparently the patent is for using a VR6 in a motorcycle, which shouldn’t qualify as a patent at all.
VW’s VR6 (at least the one I had in my 1998 Jetta), had 2 cams, but was technically a SOHC 12 valve engine. Each cam worked for 3 cylinders.
“Brownish silver”?!? They ought to try getting somebody in marketing.
Brownish silver is the only color left for 2013 Versys’s on dealer floors. I prefer the term “rootbear”
Brown was the color that made the Zune such a success in its competition with the iPod.
Looks like a bike built by a committee.
I’m buying 20 of these for the Satanic connotation.
Dear RA crew —
I have been critical of late regarding the 2wheel-4wheel mashup at RA.
Of course, it takes very little effort to criticize when I have made no money investment or content contribution, and I realize it is difficult to keep fresh content flowing, so I am now vigorously complementing you on the past few articles of this week, including this one above.
These features are the meat & potatoes that us lovers of all things motorcycling crave.
Kudos, folks !
PS — having a Driveapart link on the top banner is a great idea, and allows me to visit that site when I want the latest about 4 wheeled world.
Thanks, Joe Bob — We’re listening, and working hard to deliver great articles. We’re also trying for transparency — giving our take on the information that we receive directly from manufacturers, then giving you the opportunity to see the unfiltered info as well. Glad if you find it useful.
If I had stupid amounts of money, I’d have to have one.
I would rather have a Honda CB1100 or Ducati Monster.
True to the Official German Motorcycle Design Handbook (post-R90/6 revision), it’s outlandishly expensive and eyeball-meltingly hideous. It looks like something Iron Man crapped out after eating a bunch of industrial meat grinders and Swingline hole punches, with the visual accents finalized by Stevie Wonder.
Also, it’s a little weird somebody left their chastity belt on top of the back seat through all those pictures.
The Moto Morini Rebello seems like a much more appealing option, but that’s strictly my opinion.
Why bother with what looks like a single sided swing arm, and then totally cover it up with two big ‘ole mufflers?
Looks like a crudely modified Speed Triple. I can’t see where that price tag is coming from, the spoked wheels for tubeless tires?! All the LSL crap? Homedepot made front fender?!
It occurs to me that a VR4 engine might be pretty sweet. I never did like the massive width of I4s.